If you would like to create a homemade cat treat, that is affordable, will help prevent hairballs, and are easy to make (as long as you don't mind the smell of fish!) then try this great cat treat recipe:

Things You Will Need

Sardine Balls

Here is what you need to make these special treats

1 can of sardines packed in oil

3/4 cups of plain bread crumbs

Step 1

Put the can of sardines into a bowl and mash them up with a fork. Mix in 1/2 cup of the plain bread crumbs. Then roll into small balls. Bite sized for your cat.

Once you have made up the balls, then roll them in the remaining plain bread crumbs.

Store them in a zip lock bag and put in the freezer. When you want to give your kitty a special treat, thaw one out and then place in his food bowl. Cats love these!

If you find this just to smelly and messy, another cat treat that your cat will jump for, are fish sticks. Yes the ones you buy for yourself.

For your cat treat, just take a few frozen fish sticks and cut into one inch squares. Put them in a zip lock bag and back in the freezer, and then when you want to give your cat a special treat, microwave a square or two for your cat. (Make sure and follow the package directions for cooking in the microwave, it wouldn't hurt to cut those instructions out and put them in the zip lock bag).

If after your kitty has ate his treats, and maybe he is wearing a bit of that sardine treat or your cat just tends to get dirty, here is a quick recipe to help clean up kitty naturally. This also works if your cat smells bad, or rolled in something not so nice.

In a plastic container, pour in 1/3 cup bran, 1/3 cup cornmeal, 1/3 cup rolled oats. Mix them together and warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds, but not too warm. Take the warm contents and rub them into your cats fur, and really give him a massage, he should start purring!. (do this in the kitchen where you can sweep up after)

Then take your cat comb or brush and brush out the oats etc and all the smelly dirt will brush out as well, and your cat will smell fresh and clean. This is a great dry shampoo, that is cheaper than the store bought, and gives you special time with your cat.

You can also make a few homemade cat toys, to keep your cat active and happy. One toy that works well, is to fill up one of those film canisters with cereal, and put the lid on tight, and they will chase this all around the house.

This gives your cat lots of exercise, and keeps him busy when you are not home. Cat treats are a great way to play with your cat, but don't feed him to many at one time, you don't want a fat cat on your hands either!

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